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JMI Masterclass Tcha Limberger


Thursday 5th March 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Room G52, SOAS, Russell Square
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Over the last ten years Multi-instrumentalist Tcha Limberger has become one of the most prominent and important figures in folk music of the Carpathian Basin. He studied the music of Kalotaszeg, Transylvania, with the legendary Neti Sandor, and the Magyar Nota style of Budapest with Horvat Bela. Born into a famous family of western European Manouche musicians he grew up surrounded by the Gypsy swing style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli and has toured with Fapy Lafertin and Lollo Meier. At seventeen he studied modern classical composition with Belgian composer Dick Vanderharst and recently composed the music for the piece by Les ballets C de la B ‘Patchagonia’ directed by Alain Platel.

Other than his Budapest Gyspy Orchestra and the Kalotaszeg Trio his current projects include a free improvisation guitar duo with classical guitarist Herman Schamp, and his all string swing band Les Violons de Brussels.

Until now though his performances with the Budapest Orchestra have earned him most notoriety, receiving from The Sunday Times the accolade The Polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music!Come and gypsy violin from one of the world’s greatest living exponents of this deep and rich musical tradition.

All instruments welcome although strings players will benefit the most.

Grade 5 or proficient equivalent.

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